In a recent interview with the Entertainment Weeklythe director of ‘The Man of the North‘, Robert Eggers (‘The Witch’), expressed his satisfaction in working with the legendary Icelandic singer and actress Björk Guðmundsdóttir (or simply Björk), describing it as “the pop shamanist of planet Earth”.
“After all, who else can just walk on set and be a psychic? Sjón had known Björk since he was a teenager, and it was just this familiar environment. So I think that’s why Björk wanted to do it. Björk visited the set and I said, ‘What do you think? Does it look like Iceland? She’s like, ‘Yes, it’s transvestite Ireland’”these Eggers.
Skarsgård touched Eggers, who spoke about the admiration he felt filming the scene with her.
“The moon was huge… We did the scene, and the moon was right behind her head, this crazy beautiful full moon. It made perfect sense at that moment. I could see him through the hole in this burned-out barn. The way she looked, and knowing that this is the first time she has come out of retirement in 17 years, it was truly an honor.”he confesses Skarsgård.
In the movie, Björk depicts a seer who is encountered by the protagonist Amleth (Alexander Skarsgard). She tells Amleth that he will soon take revenge on his uncle Fjölnir, who murdered his father and massacred his village. This prompts Amleth to board a slave ship for Iceland to face Fjölnir.
Remembering that the feature will be released in national cinemas on May 12th.
The plot follows a Viking prince who will stop at nothing to avenge his murdered father.
The cast also has Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Claes Bang, Kate Dickie, Bjork e Willem Dafoe.
Eggers is also in charge of the script alongside the poet and novelist Sight.